The Washington Times - September 23, 2012, 12:11PM

Former President Bill Clinton said Sunday he has “no earthly idea” whether his spouse, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will make a second bid for president four years from now.

“It’s her decision, her life,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Whatever she decides, I’ll support it.”


Mrs. Clinton has said she won’t stay on as secretary of state for a second term, even if President Obama wins re-election, but has remained coy on whether she still harbors political ambitions.

Mr. Clinton said that, for now, she wants to take some time off to “regroup” and write a book.

“I think we ought to give her a chance to organize her life and decide what she wants to do,” he said.

When asked whether Mrs. Clinton would be the best presidential candidate for Democrats in 2016, Mr. Clinton replied that there will be plenty of excellent contenders, but said he has never met anybody better qualified for public service than his wife.

“She’ll push a rock up the hill as long as it takes her to push it up the hill,” he said.